This 2 min animation explains many questions you may have about the program
What can we offer you
Chronic, recurrent problems can be physically and emotionally draining. Our EXPERT TEAM will help you develop strategies to ease pain and strengthen your body.
Your Physiocise journey starts with an extensive initial assessment. We will then develop the best combination of group and individual therapy to suit you and your lifestyle.
Back, neck and body pain is frustrating. We are leaders in the integration of mind/body research into one holistic program. We help you understand and control pain so you can get back to doing all the things you want to do.
WHERE DID PHYSIOCISE COME FROM
In 1995, Physiotherapist Anna-Louise Bouvier started the first classes at the Cammeray Golf Club. The Pilates phenomenon had not started and Physiocise became one of the first medically supervised, exercise classes. Melissa Partington, our MD started working with her almost immediately.
Together they built a business that has taught over 66,000 classes over the last 20 years at our two clinics in Sydney. In 1998, Anna-Louise wrote the book Backs, Brains and Breathing which, is now in its 15th Edition, to support clients journey. This has been followed by Fix Your Back (ABC Books) The Feel Good Body (Harper Collins ) and the Happy Body DVD series (ABC Commercial).
The Better Back and Physiocise Class videos are also part of our holistic approach to supporting your journey.
Physiocise was one of the first exercise physiotherapy practices to be recognised by Health Funds and the program is recognised throughout Australia as a leader in the field of exercise rehabilitation for chronic, recurrent pain .
To stay at the forefront evidence based practice we agreed to an independent 12 month program evaluation study by the University of Sydney and The George's Institute. The study compared the outcomes of 118 Physiocise patients with chronic low back pain to the reported outcomes for such patients in existing literature. The results were published in 2013 in the prestigious European Spine Journal Of Pain. The results show Physiocise Classes not only decrease pain and increase the ability of people with chronic back pain to function in daily life in the short term, but that this effect improves even more over time.
Prognosis of chronic low back pain in patients presenting to a private community-based group exercise program
"In the current study a substantial improvement within the first 6 months in pain and disability is followed by a further improvement in disability over 12 months. These are a markedly good results for a population with longstanding disease."
Eur Spine J 2013 DOI 10.1007/s00586-013-2846-x
Steffens, D.1, Maher, C.G.1, Hancock, M.2, Latimer, J.1, Satchill, R.3, Ferreira, M.1, Ferreira, P.3, Partington, M.4, Bouvier, A.L.4
1 The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Australia
2 Macquarie University, Australia
3 The University of Sydney, Australia
4 Physiocise, Australia
Keeping up to date
We pride ourselves in our extensive postgraduate study and meet regularly to workshop the latest research. Anna-Louise was one of the keynote
speakers at the International Multidisciplinary World Low Back Pain Congress in Barcelona and our team present regularly at physiotherapy and exercise conferences around Australia.